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Ariane 5 gears up to blast off with ISRO's GSAT-15 satellite

 2015-11-10 05:08:57.0

communicationsatellite_29_6 Chennai:�European space agency Arianespace is gearing up for the Tuesday evening launch of Indian communication satellite GSAT-15 and Arabsat-6B through its rocket Ariane 5 from the spaceport in French Guiana, the space agency said. In a statement issued early Tuesday, Arianespace said it has delivered another Ariane 5 rocket to the launch zone at Europe's spaceport in French Guiana.�On Monday, the rocket rolled out from the launcher final assembly building to the launch pad and is scheduled for lift off during a 43-minute window that opens on November 10 at 6.34 p.m. local time in French Guiana.�The rocket is scheduled to blast-off between 3.04 a.m. and 3.47 a.m. on November 11 as per Indian time. The Indian satellite GSAT-15 is designed to deliver telecommunications services, along with dedicated navigation-aid and emergency services.�Built by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), it will be the 19th payload launched by Arianespace for this customer - which is one of the world's six largest space agencies. The Indian satellite with a design life of 12 years will have 24 Ku-band transponders (automatic receivers and transmitters of radio signals) and two GAGAN (GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation) transponders. (IANS)

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